7 Great Games for Aging Macs
Technology changes so quickly these days, it’s hard to keep up with the newest devices and software – especially for fans of Macs. However, just because a Mac gamer can’t always afford to buy the latest Apple computer, it doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t still have access to some great games. In fact, for users of aging Macs, there are lots of outstanding games available that are fun to play – and consistently run great, too. Below is a list of games that usually run well on aging Macs.
To ensure their specific machine can play a game, users can check out GameAgent.com’s handy Mac Match feature to double-check system requirements.
Braid is an awesome Mac game for anyone who likes puzzles. The story centers around a time traveler, Tim, whose goal is to save a princess from a monster. In order to advance through the game, players must collect and assemble puzzle pieces by solving puzzles and mind teasers correctly. However, what makes the game particularly tricky is its time-shifting mechanic; throughout the game, players can rewind time, dilate it and more. In order to succeed, users have to wrap their heads around their time-manipulating powers.
Deponia is a game that stars Rufus, a character who lives in a world called Deponia. Rufus dreams of escaping his hometown of Kuvaq. To help him get away, players must solve a series of puzzles to advance to the next part of Rufus’ story. One of the best parts of Deponia is that it includes a heartwarming, romantic love story, and players often commend it for its excellent (and funny) plot line and unique game setting.
One of the most acclaimed shooter games ever, BioShock takes players to a hidden underwater city called Rapture — a place they reach after their plane crashes into the ocean. Players can explore the underwater town, which has gone into decline since the eruption of a civil war between the “haves” and “have-nots;” the residents’ access to genetic material that allows them to take on superhuman powers hasn’t helped the situation. As they encounter the mutated, crazed citizens of Rapture, players can use a slew of weapons, defense systems, explosives, and more. Players can also modify their own bodies to have superhuman powers. This game is celebrated for its customizability, and because it has stunning, cinematic graphics and effects.
Limbo tells the story of an anonymous boy who wants to find out what happened to his sister, who disappeared into a place called LIMBO. Limbo presents fun and challenging puzzles, and solving them allows users to advance through the story. However, what really makes this game special is the distinct sense of horror, dread and isolation it creates for players. A must for anyone who likes atmospheric games – and those who like to be spooked.
Borderlands 2 combines all of the best parts of the shooter and RPG genres to make an incredible fusion of the two which the game’s developer has endearingly termed a “looter shooter.” Players are given the task of restoring peace to the land in which the game is set — Pandora. A sequel to the game Borderlands, Borderlands 2 allows players to use weapons, shields, grenades, artifacts, and more to complete missions and advance through the game’s narrative. Borderlands 2 allows people to play online with 3 other players as a team of 4, making for a great collaborative game.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a real-time strategy game that is the second installment in the legendary StarCraft game series from Blizzard. In StarCraft II, players can play in single-player mode, or they can take advantage of online play. StarCraft II is beloved because it has stunning graphics, as well as an enormous capacity for customization, with script and map-making tools that allow players to create a unique game-play experience. (And don’t forget–you can play a good portion of the game for absolutely free!)
Machinarium is a full-length adventure game that requires players, playing as robots, to solve mind-boggling brain teasers, riddles, puzzles and more. This is an excellent game for anyone who wants to exercise his brain, and who also loves great storytelling and art.